How to Draw A Cartoon Ladybug



In this lesson, you will have the opportunity to create a simple ladybug using basic shapes and cute effects. Of all lessons available in this series, this is probably the easiest one to achieved. All shapes are relatively easy to create and special effects are also simple and easily done using a vector application. Of course, you can also draw this cute ladybug using a pencil and a piece of paper. The result will be different, but it can easily be visually as interesting (if not more!).

Ladybugs are cute insects. However, don't be fooled by the cuteness of this adorable animal! These pretty insects are in fact ferocious predators that can destroy and damage properties quite easily. Are you ready to draw? Great!

How to Draw A Cartoon Ladybug

A video version to begin with

Before proceeding with the written version of this tutorial, you can start with the step-by-step video lesson found below. It doesn't feature all the digital effects from the written tutorial, but it's a good starting point.



Step 1

In this first step, you can start by illustrating the body of the insect using a large circular shape. This one can be filled with small circles on the bottom. On top of the body, you can add a curved line to create the dark area below the head. Then, you can draw the head using a circle. Two small oval shapes are also added to create small patches. Don't forget to create the legs using rectangular shapes. 

How to Draw A Cartoon Ladybug

Step 2

Next, add some plain colors on this illustration. The body of the ladybug can be filled with a bright red color while the head (and the part on the bottom of the head) are filled with a black color. All round patches and legs can also be colored in black.

How to Draw A Cartoon Ladybug

Step 3

In this simple step, simply add a new shape on the left side of the body of the ladybug to create a shadow. This new shadow must be small and subtle. A good tip to create a perfect shadow is to play with the opacity of this shape. Once you are finished, you can proceed with the next step. 

How to Draw A Cartoon Ladybug

Step 4

This step might seem complex, but it's really not. All shapes with a blue outline are new shapes added to create highlights on the insect. All these new shapes are small than the original. They are also partially transparent and filled in white. Of course, blue outlines are only used to help you see what needs to be done. These shapes don't have any outlines! :)

How to Draw A Cartoon Ladybug

As you can see, creating a cool cartoon ladybug is easy!

Nice work! This simple cartoon ladybug was not so difficult to create! Feel free to try different postures, angles or even colors. You can also create a ladybug with huge eyes, larger legs or a smaller body. Possibilities are endless! Have fun! :)

How to Draw A Cartoon Ladybug


Go back to Learn How to Draw Misc Images Using A Vector Application
Go back from How to Draw A Cartoon Ladybug to home page





Create unlimited products & copies using cute cartoons from this site!

Good news! You can now get your hands on more than 1300 adorable illustrations from this site to create all the products and copies you need. Enjoy a wide variety of cartoon animals, characters, objects, food and misc images perfect for any project of yours. All files are delivered in high quality JPEG and transparent PNG format.

See all illustrations now! (new price!)


What's new?

  1. How to draw a bone

    Learn how to draw a bone made from simple shapes and colors.

    Read More

  2. How to draw a cartoon pirate

    Learn how to illustrate a cartoon pirate using a few basic shapes and plain colors.

    Read More

  3. How to draw a cartoon swan

    Learn how to illustrate a cute cartoon swan using this adorable step-by-step drawing lesson.

    Read More

  4. How to draw a cartoon girl

    Learn how to illustrate a simple cartoon girl using a step-by-step lesson featuring an adorable cartoon character.

    Read More

  5. how to draw a killer whale cartoon

    Learn how to sketch a cool killer whale cartoon in just minutes using a simple video and a fun step-by-step tutorial.

    Read More

  6. How to draw a koala clip art

    Learn how to draw a koala clip art using this simple step-by-step lesson featuring a nice video version.

    Read More

  7. How to draw a cloud clipart

    Create a beautiful cloud clipart using this simple step-by-step lesson. :)

    Read More

  8. How to draw an ice cream clip art

    Learn how to illustrate a simple ice cream clip art using a step-by-step lesson and a cute video tutorial.

    Read More

  9. How to draw a vampire (pictures & video)

    Sketch and draw cute vampire pictures using this simple tutorial as a reference.

    Read More

  10. How to draw a door clipart

    Learn how to illustrate a door clipart in just a few minutes using this accessible drawing tutorial featuring a video example.

    Read More